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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #270 on: April 18, 2018, 04:22:09 PM »
He's got enough money to settle that without blinking.
They're not doing it for money, so they won't settle.

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« Reply #271 on: April 18, 2018, 10:48:16 PM »
He's got enough money to settle that without blinking.
They're not doing it for money, so they won't settle.

I wonder if he's going to reveal whether he actually believes his own bullshit as a result of this case too.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #272 on: April 19, 2018, 12:53:54 AM »
He's got enough money to settle that without blinking.
They're not doing it for money, so they won't settle.

I wonder if he's going to reveal whether he actually believes his own bullshit as a result of this case too.

I think his only defense in court would be that he believes it.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #273 on: April 23, 2018, 08:38:56 AM »
You can cut and paste Alex Jones clips together to say almost anything:

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #274 on: April 23, 2018, 05:47:22 PM »
He's got enough money to settle that without blinking.
They're not doing it for money, so they won't settle.

I wonder if he's going to reveal whether he actually believes his own bullshit as a result of this case too.

I think his only defense in court would be that he believes it.

How would that affect his custody case?
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #275 on: April 23, 2018, 06:31:52 PM »
He's got enough money to settle that without blinking.
They're not doing it for money, so they won't settle.

I wonder if he's going to reveal whether he actually believes his own bullshit as a result of this case too.

I think his only defense in court would be that he believes it.

That's no defense. He has an obligation to make a reasonable effort to verify the information he's providing. Anything less than that is negligent, and he'd be just as liable.

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #276 on: April 23, 2018, 06:45:15 PM »
How would that affect his custody case?

Didn't he lose that one anyway?

That's no defense. He has an obligation to make a reasonable effort to verify the information he's providing. Anything less than that is negligent, and he'd be just as liable.

I thought I read that believing something, even if not true, can sometimes be a defense against libel.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #277 on: April 23, 2018, 07:55:28 PM »
How would that affect his custody case?

Didn't he lose that one anyway?

That's no defense. He has an obligation to make a reasonable effort to verify the information he's providing. Anything less than that is negligent, and he'd be just as liable.

I thought I read that believing something, even if not true, can sometimes be a defense against libel.

Yes, but there are caveats.  IANAL-NDIPOOTV  but I think it has something to do with the fact that he is claiming that these people took an illegal action - which gets special scrutiny.  It also has something to do with the fact that these people are not in the public eye.  Or at least that is what they are claiming.  That is an interesting question of law if I understand it right.  Can you consider someone to be a public figure if they did not seek it out, but were put there by the person who is libeling them.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #278 on: April 23, 2018, 08:19:46 PM »
How would that affect his custody case?

Didn't he lose that one anyway?

That's no defense. He has an obligation to make a reasonable effort to verify the information he's providing. Anything less than that is negligent, and he'd be just as liable.

I thought I read that believing something, even if not true, can sometimes be a defense against libel.

But there is still a negligence standard. If you're making a public statement, and you believe it to be true, but you have not made a reasonable effort to verify it, and it meets all the other standards for libel, then believing it true is no defense against libel.

If you make a public statement you believe to be true, and have made a reasonable effort to verify it, but it turned out to be false, then, yes, believing it was true can be a defense against libel.

(All in the absence of malice, of course)
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #279 on: April 23, 2018, 09:51:21 PM »
If you all want some more insight on this, I suggest you listen to his ex-wife talk about whether he really believes what he says:

https://soundcloud.com/politeconversations/kellyjones


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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #280 on: April 24, 2018, 01:48:15 AM »
Defamation laws vary quite a lot from state to state.

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #281 on: May 07, 2018, 06:04:57 PM »
How would that affect his custody case?

Didn't he lose that one anyway?

I don't know - I never heard a followup.
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #282 on: May 07, 2018, 06:29:36 PM »
How would that affect his custody case?

Didn't he lose that one anyway?

I don't know - I never heard a followup.

I follow his ex on twitter, she is still fighting for the custody ruling to be overturned.

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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #283 on: May 08, 2018, 05:44:14 PM »
How would that affect his custody case?

Didn't he lose that one anyway?

I don't know - I never heard a followup.

I follow his ex on twitter, she is still fighting for the custody ruling to be overturned.

What ruling? There has been a ruling?
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Re: Alex Jones / Info Wars
« Reply #284 on: May 08, 2018, 06:51:12 PM »
I am probably misunderstanding the situation.

I think Alex Jones was given custody of the children while the overall custody battle is ongoing.  His ex is trying to get sole custody

 

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